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13th IVU World Vegetarian Congress 1953

Sigtuna, Sweden


On the Way to Sweden
Some of the British party on board the Saga (From left): Mr Masterson, Mrs K.Mayo, Mrs Masterson, Dr Kelini with Miss Valerie Healey behind, Mr H.H.Jones, Mr G.Mills and Mr. G.R.Axon.

Pre-Congress Notices


From both the Vegetarian Messenger (Manchester) and the Vegetarian News (London) during the winter of 1952/3:

I.V.U. CONGRESS
Sigtuna, Sweden 2-8th August. 1593
Please note change of date of Congress, which now opens on the 2nd August and not the 1st, as previously stated, and closes on the 8th.

In view of the necessity of making early reservation for sea, land, and air transport to Sweden, and also in view of the strictly limited accommodation at the Congress, vegetarians in all countries are asked to make their reservations both for travel and for the Con-gress without further delay. The agents of Thomas Cook & Son throughout the world have been advised of this important vegetarian gathering, and will render every assistance to those seeking their advice. Reservations for the Congress accommodation should be made to Carl Schelin, Secretary, Svenska Vegetariska Foreningen, Manhemsvagen 15, Sollentuna 3, Sweden, before the 1st March, 1953, and NOT to this office. The cost for the Congress for accommodation and Congress fees will be 130 Swedish crowns (approx. £9 or 25 dollars) for a room shared by two persons, and 150 Swedish crowns (approx. £10 or 28 dollars) for a single room. This will be payable on arrival.

Our Swedish friends advise us that visitors to the Congress wishing to stay in Stockholm either before or after the Congress should book hotel accommodation now through their travel agents, since at that time the town will be overcrowded by tourists visiting the Swedish 700 Years Festival.

Those people who have already made reservations for travelling to Sweden next summer for the Congress and who do not now wish to alter their arrangements to suit the change of date of the opening the Congress, would perhaps also like to book hotel accommo-dation for the one extra night involved. In this case if they will write immediately to Mr. Schelin he will arrange this for them.

Please make your reservations without further delay.

From the Vegetarian Messenger (Manchester):

In Committee
The following members of The Vegetarian Society Committee were elected to represent the Society at the International Vegetarian Conference, Sweden, 1953. Mr. E.H.Kirby, Mr.S.M.Healey, Mr.Geoffrey R.Axon, and the Secretary [Geoffrey Rudd]. Mr James Hough would attend as member of the IVU Executive.